Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.
The City of Poulsbo leases this site from the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide and enhance waterfront access to Liberty Bay. This historical property was a working oyster processing plant through 1994 and now provides the City’s only water access on the southwest side of town. It will become a stop along the Liberty Bay Waterfront Trail currently under construction. The City will restore the pier and install interpretive signs to focus on cultural and natural history. The pier will provide a place for watching wildlife and water activities. A gangway will lead from the pier to a float system that will serve as a staging area for small nonmotorized boats.